Golf Balls: Colored OK to play or noway?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by j/k/Andy, Aug 12, 2007.


Colored Golf Balls ok to play or no way?

  1. Yes, who cares

    19 vote(s)
  2. No, golfballs are white

    13 vote(s)
  1. j/k/Andy macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2007
    Do you look down on someone who plays a colored golfball?
  2. Calvinatir macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2003
    not if you are any good at the game or want to be taken seriously at all
  3. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    I don't think any manufacturers make decent golf balls that are not white. It I remember Titleist used to make the PTS (DT in the USA) in yellow and I used them a few times in the snow / frost but on the whole they where not great balls.

    Stick with white!
  4. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
    lol colored golf balls.. only if you're playing in the snow.
  5. ham_man macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2005
    If you're a high handicapper and aren't liable to know the difference, then play with a colored ball. Golf is about having fun, and you should be allowed to play with whatever equipment you want that allows you to have fun. However, if you are a better player, you simply won't find colored balls up to the performance of white ones.
  6. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    N'Albany, Indiana
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    The only time I ever played with colored balls (I'm trying to be good here) is during a Cure for Cancer game and the balls were all pink.
  8. steamboat26 macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Arlington VA
    I played with yellow golf balls once, and i couldn't find them in the grass.
    I'll stick with white
  9. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    I used to scour the woods around the golf course (my high school had a golf course) to find balls to play, so in time, I found a number of colored balls and played them, but they never seemed as good as some of the other ones I found, or as easy to find in the grass. Personal preference I guess, but I really enjoyed finding an unopened package of Callaway balls that someone had undoubtedly thrown into the woods in a rage. Those were some fabulous golf balls.
  10. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Here's my take:

    Regular golf --> White

    Snow golf --> Orange

    Put Put golf --> Colored (All colors)

    Miniature golf --> White
  12. gonyr macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2006
    Niagara County, NY
    Colored golf balls are just fine, as long as you don't mind the rest of your foursome making fun of you for the entire round. And probably after you leave, and the next time you play, too.

    Kind of reminds me of when I played with a friend (a new golfer) a few months ago. We were looking for an errant shot of his, I asked what he was hitting, and he said "topflite with 2 red stripes". He was playing range balls. Why pay $20 or more per dozen, when you can get a whole bucket for $6? Nobody has let him forget it since.
  13. grafikat macrumors 6502a


    Dec 5, 2003
    I have a client that orders logo balls that are purple (His company's color). He gets laughs, but it's fun advertising :) Say's they're not too bad!
  14. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    I don't think I've ever seen white balls available where I play.... :D
  15. mac daddy macrumors newbie

    mac daddy

    Jul 7, 2007

    Avoid colored balls. It will save you some embarrassment. Not to show my age, but does anyone remember the half-and-half Ping balls from the mid to late 80's? They were usually white on one half and another color (e.g., red, blue, etc.) on the other half. Those things were impossible to find in the rough when the white side was facing the ground.
  16. silbeej macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2007
    With the Nike Mojo balls, they make it special to find the orange Karma ball. But yeah, i feel a plain ball will suffice, don't want to loose the special ones.
  17. echeck macrumors 68000


    Apr 20, 2004
    Boise, Idaho
    I use white primarily because I always have, and for practical reasons (finding it in the rough, etc...).

    A buddy of mine told me a story how once he was playing a round with some friends from work and all he had in his bag was one old range ball, so he played with it. He said they all made fun of him for using it, but he got the last laugh because he had an awesome round and finished one over par, easily beating his friends by 11 strokes or more.

    That's how I feel about playing pool. I've ran the table on many people using a house cue when they're playing with a $300+ cue. It makes me feel good when I do that. ;)
  18. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
    I usually only play white golf balls. Unfourtunately they only make the balls I prefer in white, bummer, because I would totally play yellow or orange ones just to make people think I'm terrible and then hopefully keep up with them or beat them, good way to get some sweet sucker bets on the first tee.

    Honestly, it doesn't really matter what you play, as long as you have fun and you feel confident with what you're playing. I've played with people who play pinnacles that are as hard as a rock and have single digit handicaps. Heck, I played to a 4 at one time and all I played was ProV1s, but honestly, I probably would have shot similar scores with a $25 box of NXTs. Most golfers worry about clubs and balls too much, go out and practice instead of spending that 2 hours in the golf shop testing clubs and buying golf balls. Find something you like, get them custom fit, and stick with them (have loft, lies, etc checked once in a while though).
  19. monke macrumors 65816


    May 30, 2005
    White all the way. There's no way I'd ever play with a coloured ball, unless it was a joke/charity event type of thing.
  20. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    I don't care, really.

    You may be playing with white balls* today, but tomorrow, you may fall in love with another set of balls of a different race, and it may be the best thing ever.

    *golf balls
  21. megfilmworks macrumors 68020


    Jul 1, 2007
    Sherman Oaks
    Hey they work well in the snow. And sometimes I pull out the orange ball and tee it up on special holes when I want to intimidate the competition.
    Otherwise they remind me of miniature golf.
    As far as looking down on someone who plays a colored ball, well I am more concerned about how well he hits it if there is money on the hole.

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